Insights – Cultural Resource Management

Grant Park, Atlanta: An Old South Landscape for a New South City
Steve Gallo, Architectural Historian at 106 Group, is a published historian whose work focuses on built environments of the United States. He brings skills in researching neglected histories to his work in cultural resources. This summer, Steve's article on the history of Atlanta’s Grant Park was published in an issue …
Tribal Resources Impact Analysis: Intersection of the Natural and Cultural World

106 Group was selected to present a session at the recent National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference. Our presentation shone a light on the confluence of natural and cultural resources, and how to effectively address them in projects requiring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

106 Group Interviewed for Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Recently, 106 Group’s Anne Ketz sat down with the hosts of the Wandering Naturalist podcast to share stories and historical perspectives on the Shakopee region of Minnesota and its people, past and present.

106 Group Presents at National Association of Environmental Professionals’ 2020 Virtual Conference

PolyMet Mining, Inc. is proposing to develop a copper-nickel-platinum-group elements mine and associated processing facilities known as the NorthMet Mining Project, near Hoyt Lakes, St. Louis County, Minnesota. The Project involves the reactivation and rehabilitation of a former taconite processing facility and development of a new mine site. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been established outlining mitigation for adverse effects to a diverse set of historic properties.

Best Practices for Partnering and Collaborating with Tribes

106 Group recently presented “Best Practices for Partnering and Collaborating with Tribes” at the National Association of Environmental Professionals Virtual Conference. Together, with Paul Backhouse (Seminole Tribe of Florida), we shared best practices for tribal consultation and engagement and successful tools for building long-term relationships with Tribes.

Section 106 Basics

If you find yourself faced with a project requiring Section 106 review, the process can be complicated. Understanding how the process works is important to help you avoid project delays and improve outcomes. Here is some guidance for where to start.

Flying Cloud Drive Project Wins Environmental Excellence Award

Award from the National Association of Environmental Professionals for NEPA and Planning Integration.

We Are Here For You: COVID-19

In light of concerns related to COVID-19, we wanted to reach out with a message of support to clients and colleagues.

Flying Cloud Drive (CSAH 61) Project Wins Environmental Stewardship Award

The Flying Cloud Drive Reconstruction included support from Dakota tribes to interpret the significant number of artifacts including stone tools, pottery fragments, and animal remains, that were recovered throughout the archaeological investigations.

Coordinating Section 106 & NEPA

Jenny Bring recently attended the National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, where she participated in a panel presentation on Implementing Executive Order (EO) 13807, which aims to streamline the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

An Introduction to Cultural Resources Management Plans

106 Group is completing a CRMP at Point State Park that will guide long-term protection of cultural and historic resources at this iconic urban park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Archaeology in Downtown Minneapolis

Our archaeology team presents special findings and uncovered histories at Water Works—a park with a unique design that incorporates a complex historical landscape consisting of the ruins of 19th-century sawmills and flour mills.

Fort Snelling Rehabilitation Creates New Home For MN VA While Preserving History

We are proud to announce that our work with Andersen Engineering and the MN VA to renovate Fort Snelling’s Building 222 is a recipient of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s Impact award.

New Ways of Thinking About Architectural History

Three of 106 Group’s architectural historians attended the Society of Architectural Historians’ annual conference in Saint Paul from April 18-22. Here are their thoughts and reflections on the conference as well as downloadable copies of the papers they presented.

World Heritage Day: Celebrating History that Sticks

In honor of World Heritage Day, Communication Associate Michael Swearingen sat down with two of our employees to talk about their favorite heritage sites and 106 Group project work.

Best Practices for Community Engagement

Presenters at the engagement panel shared their expertise to create meaningful conversation surrounding best practices.